4

Wake-Up Call: The joy of text?

President Barack Obama just signed an executive order banning federal workers from text-messaging when they are driving government cars, or driving their own cars on government business, or using their on government phones while driving their own cars on personal business. The ban was announced at a transportation department meeting called to discuss "distracted driving."

And it's a smart move. Now, can Obama just extend this crackdown to anyone texting while driving? That's the kind of martial law just about everyone could support.

Particularly the RTD driver whose bus was almost smashed by a driver (who shall go nameless) texting while trying to find a parking place for yesterday's Rockies game. Our careening course through LoDo had a lot more drama than the game that clinched the Rockies' place in the playoffs.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

Newsletters

All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories
    Send: